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|Name of the mother||Asumal Sirumalani, Asumal Sirumalani Harpalani OneIndia DNA India|
|Profession||Spiritual and Religious Leaders|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Date of birth||Saturday, 17 April 1941|
|Age as of 2023||80 Years|
|Place of Birth||Berani village (Shaheed Benazir Abad District – Nawabshah), Sindh. British India. Present Berani town can be found in Jam Nawaz Ali Tehsil Sanghar district. Sindh.|
|Hometown||Maninagar (India), Ahmedabad (Gujarat),|
|School||Ahmedabad: Jai Hind High school|
|College/University||You Did Not Attend|
|Education Qualification||Third Standard The Indian Express|
|Caste||Bania The Caravan|
|Food Habit||Rahul K Sachan is a former disciple of Asaram and was his personal assistant. He says Asaram has an unusual food preference. The Indian Express|
|Address||Sant Shri Asharamji Bapu Ashram Motera Sabarmati Ahmedabad (Before he was arrested in 2013
|Controversies||• In 1959, his name surfaced in a murder case, which he allegedly did under the influence of alcohol but was bailed due to lack of evidence. OneIndia
• In 2001, after a Satsang (spiritual discourse), the Yoga Vedanta Samiti of his Ashram didn’t vacate the premises (100 acres valued at over Rs. 7,7 Billion) Mangalya Temple, Madhya Pradesh. India TV News
• In 2008, after the mysterious death of four boys at Motera Ashram (Ahmedabad), the local public filed an allegation against him for They practiced black magic in the area and strongly protested. India TV
• In May 2013, the Municipal Corporation of Cuttack demolished his ashram, which was illegally built there.
• On 25 April 2018, a Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court sentenced Asaram to life imprisonment, and the other two accused (Shilpi and Sharad) were sentenced to 20-years for A 16-year-old girl was raped in Shahajahanpur. Uttar Pradesh. In the Jodhpur Central Jail, Judge Madhusudan Singh pronounced the verdict. India TV
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status||Get married|
|Wife/Spouse||Laxmi Devi (Spiritual Leader)
|Children||Son– Narayan Prem Sai (Religious Leader)
For the Daughter– Bharati Devi (Religious Preacher)
|Parents||FatherThaumal Sirumalani (Businessman, Owned a Wood and Coal Selling Business)
MotherMehangiba, the Homemaker
|Estimated Net Worth||Rs. Rs. IB Times|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Asaram Bapu
- Asaram Bpu was an Indian spiritual leader and religion who rose to prominence in late 1960s as a godman.
- Born in British India’s Sindh region, he was raised in a middle class family. After India’s partition in 1947, his family left all of their immovable belongings in Sindh and moved to Maninagar in Ahmedabad (then part of the former Bombay State in India).
- Asaram’s father ran a small coal and wood selling business in Ahmedabad. Asaram was 10 years of age when his father died.
- After his father’s demise, Asaram started looking after his father’s business. After some time, Asaram moved to Vijapur (a city located in Gujarat’s Mehsana District).
- Asaram left his home at the tender age of 15 and moved to Bharuch to join an ashram. This was just eight days before he married Laxmi Devi. But his family convinced Asaram to go home and marry Laxmi.
- He fled his family’s home in Nanital at 23 years old. He met Lilashah, an Indian religio-spiritual figure at an Ashram while on his way to Nanital.
- Lilashah learned that Asaram was running from home and advised him to go home. On her advise, Asaram went back to Ahmedabad, but thirteen days later, he once again went to Lilashah’s ashram. Lilashah was pleased to accept him this time.
- On 7 October 1964, Asaram’s guru, Lilashah named him “Sant Shri Asaramji Maharaj.” The Indian Express
- Before becoming a religious leader Asaram had a number of jobs, including:
- Selling tea at the tea shop of Sevak Ram’s relatives.
- It was a lucrative business that sold liquor. Jamarmal, Nathumal and Kishanmal were his partners in selling liquor.
- In a dairy, he made Rs. 300 per month. He soon quit his job and earned Rs.300 per month.
- Asaram did other jobs such as sugar trading and cycle repairing.
- He even worked as a ‘tongawalla’ and used to carry pilgrims from Ajmer railway station to Dargah Sharif.
- Asaram became a godman after he returned to Ahmedabad during the 1970s. He lived at Motera’s Sadashiv Ashram for Two years later, he built his own house next to the original.
- He became a Katha-Vachak while in Motera.
- Asaram’s style of preaching was unique. His talks were full of music, humour and dance. He slowly gained followers as people began to appreciate his discourses.
- Asaram’s first followers were from the Other Backward Classes and Dalit communities. He began to attract upper-caste supporters later.
- He converted his house into an ashram in 1973 with the support of his followers. In this ashram, he began to give food. for In his Ashram, he gave away all the items. In the same ashram, he began to give clothes and utensils out to those in need.
- He became extremely popular and began to receive economic patronage from the government. Asaram received 14,515 square metres of land, and 25,000 sq. meters. for His ashrams were established in Ahmedabad in 1992 by the Gujarat government.
- He taught mainly on Brahmcharya (celibacy), and Guru-Shishya relationships.
- Asaram expected his disciples to have complete faith and blindly adhere to what he taught.
- His speeches were composed of both quotable quotes as well as life tips, covering topics such varied from marital bliss to treatments for diseases like cancer.
- Asaram was often critical of the growing sexual liberation within Indian society, and asked his followers not to follow western cultures.
- In order to eliminate western culture invasion in India, Asaram’s Shri Yogi Vedanta Seva Samiti organised a Matru Pitru Poojan Divas (mother-father worship day) on 14 February 2013. In keeping with tradition, the Government of Chhattisgarh ordered all schools of the district to observe Matru Pitru Diwas every February 14th.
- On 25 December 2014, Asaram started the tradition of Tulsi Poojan Diwas (a day to worship Tulsi – the Holy Hindu plant) to counter the celebration of Christmas. He opposed conversion of Hindus and Christians to Christianity.
- He also made Satsangs and his teachings prerecorded. Even telecast, they were televised on television.
- Asaram used to accord ‘Diksha’ (initiation by a guru) to his devotees in his Satsangs.
- Asaram has even directed his ashram’s to provide ashram-made herbal medicines to his devotees.
- His cult claimed that Asaram could do extraordinary miracles when he was captured in 2013. To keep Asaram’s supporters loyal, some of his stories were:
- A devotee said it rains heavily one day after Satsang, and that he needed to get home. He asked Asaram for his help, Asaram looked up at the sky and said, “Stop Now,” and the rain stopped instantly.
- Another devotee of Asaram shared that Asaram cured his minor son’s of Aphasia (an inability to formulate language).
- Asaram was known for wearing a white Kurta, a dhoti, and Kurta that were spotless. He also wore a beard of snowy white during his talks.
- Asaram had many political followers including Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani, Narendra Modi, Digvijaya Singh, and Kamal Nath. These people visited Asaram often to get votes for his followers.
- Asaram was en route to Satsang in August 2012 when his helicopter crashed. Asaram, pilot and two other survivors survived the crash.
- Asaram was a proud owner of many high-end cars, but preferred to travel by Mercedes or BMW. Asaram preferred to fly by an hired helicopter, or only when he was flying. through Class for business.
- Asram was given VVIP treatment in airports and at public events.
- Before his arrest in 2013, he had 400 Ashrams spread across 12 different countries, approximately 50 Gurukuls, 40 Residential Schools, and a Printing Press. He also owned an Ayurveda Unit in India. The number of his followers was more than 2,000,000 at the time.
- In May 2023, Asaram’s health deteriorated after he was tested positive for In the Jodhpur prison, COVID-19. He was then admitted to ICU in Jodhpur at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital. Nav Bharat Times